As part of Belarus’s path towards increased energy security and the EU’s support for this, NIRAS managed a project from February 2020 to July 2021 with the aim of preparing for the implementation of the EU Facility, ‘EU4Belarus – Resource Efficiency Facility’.
In preparation for the Facility, NIRAS’s team of three experts began an appraisal of the feasibility of proposed programmes within the current context of development of the national energy policies in Belarus. The team conducted field visits in two regions.
“We found that Belarus is performing well compared to some neighboring countries - much better than anticipated in the field of energy efficiency, district heating, technical performance, and access to biomass,” says team leader, Dr. Jean-Luc Poget. “The EU Delegation was very much involved and we had access to everything that we wanted to see – it was very interesting.”